Issue No. 02 - April-June (2010 vol. 32)
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Simon Donig , Passau University, Germany
<p>Paradoxically, at the height of the Cold War, the Eastern and Western Blocs became increasingly technologically entangled. From 1964 onward, the German Democratic Republic drew greatly from US companies as role models when building a national computer industry. Numerous challenges and conflicts arose from appropriating knowledge and artifacts while politically rejecting the society in which they originated.</p>
technology transfer, Cold War, Robotron Combine, Unified System, GDR, IBM, CDC, socialist artifact, computer industry, technology policy, history of computing
S. Donig, "Appropriating American Technology in the 1960s: Cold War Politics and the GDR Computer Industry," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. , pp. 32-45, 2010.